New Menu of Roman Experiences at Sofitel Rome Villa Borghese

New Menu of Roman Experiences at Sofitel Rome Villa Borghese

The five-star Sofitel Rome Villa Borghese introduces an ensemble of new Roman experiences that capture the heart of La Dolce Vita in the Eternal City. The curated menu of arts, culture, culinary, and soft adventure offerings includes a sunset helicopter ride over Rome’s skyline, the craftsmanship of hat making, viticulture along the Ancient Appian Way, exclusive access to Villa Medici, cooking in the heart of Campo de' Fiori, and more.

Highlighted Offerings: 

  • Hats Off to Rome: Sofitel Rome guests will uncover the rich history of hat-making at Antica Manifattura Cappelli, the oldest hat workshop in Rome and the only that has received recognition for being a Historical Shop of Rome. Travelers will witness the craftsmanship behind the tradition, exploring the raw materials used for straw and felt hats, before fashioning their own classic hat ribbon, equipped with grosgrain and pins. Duration: 90 minutes. The starting rate is $320 USD per person; includes private roundtrip transportation. 
  • Medici Promenade & Aperitivo: Travelers are invited to step into the magnificent Renaissance palace of Villa Medici. Guests of Sofitel Rome receive a private tour of Villa Medici, the former residence of the great art patron Cardinal Ferdinando de Medici and current home of The French Academy in Rome. Travelers will discover the magnificent Renaissance palace of Villa Medici and its gardens, learn about its history, its architecture and its collection, and enjoy an aperitivo in one of the areas of the Villa. Duration: 1h 30min. The starting rate is $1,068 USD for groups of 1-15.
  • Appian Way Vineyard Exploration: Travelers will take an immersive dive into Italian wine history at Tenuta di Fiorano, an enchanting 19th-century estate at the foot of the Lazio Volcano. This 2-hour sensory tour down one of the world’s oldest roads brings guests through vineyards and olive groves, followed by tastings of the country’s best varieties. The starting rate is $150 USD per person inclusive of private roundtrip transportation. 
  • Sunset Helicopter Ride: This heli-tour offers unparalleled views of Rome’s iconic landmarks from a vantage point few get to experience. Starting north of the city off the Tiber River, the picturesque journey offers views of the lush greenery surrounding Villa Ada, the iconic Stadio Olimpico, the grand Foro Italico, elegant Villa Borghese, Vatican, Altare della Patria, and St. Peter's Basilica. Operated by certified ENAC/EASA helicopter pilots, the entire experience, including safety checks, preparation, briefing, a 30-minute flight, and landing, lasts approximately 1 hour. The starting rate is $490 USD per person, including luxury transfers.
  • Vintage Fiat 500 Tour: Journey through Rome’s ancient alleyways and grand boulevards in the iconic Fiat 500, one of Italy’s most cherished automotive treasures. Navigating in this vintage gem, guests can opt for specially curated itineraries such as “The Secrets of Rome,” where a dedicated guide will introduce them to locales often missed by the casual traveler. Costs vary depending on the journey selected. 
  • Campo de’ Fiori & Culinary Masterclass: Beginning with a visit to the vibrant Campo de’ Fiori market to gather fresh ingredients, travelers learn to craft traditional pasta varieties under the guidance of an expert chef. The experience spans five hours and is priced starting at $213 USD per person, inclusive of three pasta types, a main course, dessert, and a variety of wine and beverage pairings. 

The new Roman experiences enhance Sofitel Rome Villa Borghese’s current array of innovative activities for guests exclusive to the hotel, randing from an immersive Caravaggio Artist Experience; Multigenerational Family Package with Gladiator School, Gelato Workshop, Horseback Riding, and Stargazing like Roman Astronomers; Roman Foodie Tour developed in conjunction with city’s leading culinary influencer; Solo ‘Scape that features apericena with the former President of Rome Les Clefs d’Or to unlock the city’s secrets; collection of Mini Viaggi, day trip luxury adventures in supercars feature scenic routes, special experiences; mens and womens Bellissima Experience with a top Italian fashionista that features “the works”— everything from wardrobe styling to jewelry, and hair and makeup by a celebrity artist; and, a Roman Film-Inspired sightseeing & savor experience. Additionally, a Rome for Repeat Visitors Guide features Rome’s history and culture at under-the-radar museums, parks, palaces, and churches.

Nightly room rates at Sofitel Rome Villa Borghese are starting from $664 USD in double occupancy. For reservations, please email For more information, please visit